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. the question is, what was the security environment like prior to the attack? and there have already been cables that have been released that have indicated that people in the state department had to know that the security situation in benghazi was already very dangerous, that al-qaeda units were in the area, that jihaddists were out there, that there was no predicting what could happen, and that raises questions about why wasn't there enough security to protect those who were serving inside that compound. >> steve: absolutely. that's such a good point. now, there are some of your colleagues on the other side of the aisle have suggested given what we've heard from susan rice, the united nations ambassador, and other things that the president and jay carney said, that there has been a gigantic cover-up regarding what the administration knew, when they knew it, what they did, stuff like that. are there any democrats on your side who feel that there could have been a cover-up? >> i don't think we know enough right now. >> steve: but shouldn't we know enough by now? >> here is what we need to find o
to better protect our diplomats on our posts around the world in this challenging environment that we're in? all these, i think, are legitimate, but i'd love to see us end the partisan wrangling over this and return to what i think ought to be the essential focus, and that is where are we on the hunt for those responsible and bringing them to justice? jon: there were two attacks we're talking about here, obviously. one on the consulate and then one, apparently better organized with the use of mortars, that kind of thing, that hit the cia safehouse some hours later. are you thinking that perhaps some of the lives lost in that second attack could have been saved or should have been saved? >> well, you know, i think it's really a question of whether we had adequate security there and how much of this we can foresee. um, the folks that were involved acted in the most heroic ways, and i wish we could get out more of the information, frankly, about the heroism involved in those that were at the annex and those at the diplomatic post. one of the things, again, i think the pickering commission will
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